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Speak Out 1/8/08

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bad TV decision

REGARDING THE decision to do away analog by 2009: I am wondering about the hundreds of thousands of people everywhere -- in Chicago, New York, Appalachia -- who can barely afford to pay rent, feed their children and pay for cable or satellite. There are hundreds of people who still use analog TV. What sense does this make? If you cannot afford satellite or cable TV, you should be allowed to watch the local TV channels you can get. Why penalize people for being poor?

Thanks for cane

THIS IS to the person who found my husband's cane in the Kmart parking lot and turned it in: Thank you, and God bless.

Jackson's lights

I TRAVEL through Jackson to Marble Hill area several times a month. Time after time I am reminded of all these side streets and the lights switching. Just now, nine cars had to stop when one car pulled up to make a turn on one of the side streets. That doesn't make sense to me. A car pulls up on a side street the light turns green while ours turns red. Farther down two cars went through a red light rather than wait. I don't blame them. Those lights need to be timed better.

Not a catastrophe

YOU DON'T ban something because a major catastrophe could happen. One car might hit another because of a cell phone? That's hardly a major catastrophe. We don't ban guns because they might create a major catastrophe, and a gun is a lot more violent than cell phone usage.

Birth-control advice

WHY DO so many people feel birth control is the answer to all the world's problems? You can use birth control and still get pregnant. Many forms of birth control are harmful to a woman's body and can cause chemical abortions. If you are not married, you shouldn't be engaged in sexual activity.

Net increase

I SAW in the paper where the new ethanol blend is saving us one cent a gallon at the gas pumps. But they forgot to tell you that it is costing us $50 more a week in groceries, because the groceries have gone up so much because of all the grain being used in the ethanol.

Connect to Memphis

YOUR EDITORIAL on Big Sky Airlines includes the statement, "Missouri common sense questions whether it is prudent to fly to Cincinnati to get to Denver." Certainly you're not suggesting that Denver is the destination of the majority of the passengers flying out of Cape Girardeau. As with any commuter airline service, some passengers will have to fly initially in a direction opposite to their eventual destination. You can also argue: Who wants to fly north to St. Louis to go south. A reasonable alternative might be to use an airline that connects in Memphis. Besides being a hub for Northwest Airlines, it is served by all the major airlines as well as Air Tran. It is uncrowded, and it is easy to navigate. Cape Girardeau Regional Airport with its ample parking, easy access and friendly staff is great to fly in and out of. In the end, when I complete a trip, I'd rather not have to drive another two hours to get home.

Restroom manners

I WISH more parents would lead in a positive way for their children. The other day I went with my daughter to the restroom at a restaurant, and another woman had her daughter and didn't seem to care to move out of the way so I could wash my child's hands. She made no effort to move or say she was sorry. I hope she reads this and realizes she and her daughter are not above everyone else.

Governors at work

ILLINOIS' GOVERNOR got a no-smoking law passed in Illinois. Now I wish Missouri's governor would get a law passed that would make it illegal to drive a car while using a telephone.

Lots of applicants

I WAS shocked when I read the paper this morning about the new principal being picked for Jackson High School and saying that two years ago there were no applicants for McClard's position. Unbelievable. Most people in Jackson know that was absolutely a lie. Many people applied for all those positions. Jackson has never hurt for anyone applying for positions.

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Jackson Lights

Yes, that makes sense. Why be delayed for a minute or two at a light when you can run the red light, cause an accident and be delayed a couple of hours. Brillliant!!

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 7:11 AM

Wow the idiots are out in full force today.

Bad TV:

This is not complicated. If you don't want cable or satellite, don't get it. Ask the government for your coupon for a converter box, get the box, bam, you are done. Simple.

Not a catastrophe:

Cell phone usage is just as bad as driving while impaired by alcohol, and it slows traffic patterns. Do some basic searches, there are a ton of studies out there on this. How will your life change if you can't talk on the phone and drive at the same time anymore? That's right, it won't hurt you one bit.

Birth-control advice:

A) I feel bad you were failed so miserably in your sexual education

B) I am glad your warped view of science and "morality" has no actual bearing on the use of birth control.

This ends the idiot rebuff for the day.

-- Posted by Friend-O on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 7:29 AM

Restroom manners:

Hint: Say "Excuse me"

-- Posted by Lord_love_a_duck! on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:19 AM

RE: Bad TV Decision...ahahah Chicago, NY -- Appalachia!!! ??? Yes, Appalachia is the third place I would think of. Do they even have indoor plumbing there yet?

What's so wrong with being poor? Why does everyone think they deserve to have cable tv, sat tv, cell phones, internet, even a land line phone? If you can't afford something, you do without.

-- Posted by Rodney King on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:22 AM

Jackson's lights: "Farther down two cars went through a red light rather than wait."

This is a very good example of a "NO-NO!"

-- Posted by Lord_love_a_duck! on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:27 AM

Bad tv....

That's nothing on our local stations censoring political talk. Ron Paul appeared on Jay Leno last night and just as they got started and Leno was asking Dr Paul about his unfair exclusion from the Fox News debate, WPSD interrupted with a full 2 minute commercial break. A slip up lasts a few seconds and then an engineer switches it back. A full 2 minutes is a blatant programming kill.

Whether or not you support Ron Paul, you should be outraged that a political candidate was on a show talking about being excluded from another only to have folks at WPSD decide for you that you should not see that. That is not how an open democratic society does business.

That leaves a very interesting question then doesn't it? Are we an open democratic society?

Less every day.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:30 AM

Birth-control advice: "If you are not married, you shouldn't be engaged in sexual activity"

Referral: Please visit Dr. Ruth for an emergency consultation!

-- Posted by Lord_love_a_duck! on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:31 AM


Exactly on the TV matter. It really is not that complicated. I think some people out there think they will have to purchase new TV's or get cable or satelite.

Cel phone usage on the road does not need government regulation. I believe the market place will correct this itself with more and more hands free phone systems. Allowing government to regulate the use of cel phones while driving can open a pandoras box of government regulation. Ever been a wreck when someone is fiddeling with the stereo system? Let's ban those as well. Oh, and no more smoking in the car either.

The most sure form of birth control is abstinence. 100% guarantee.

Ethanol in gasoline is not affecting grocery prices due to more farmers growing grain (I think you meant corn). Higher grocery prices are a direct result from two things:

1. Higher gas prices resulting in higher cost to transport goods.

2. Horrible weather conditions through much of the country this past year resulting in a less than stellar harvest (freeze and drought).

-- Posted by SWBG on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:37 AM

Re: Connect to Memphis.....Memphis might be a good location for Northwest customers, and Air Trans, but there happens to be a major airline which does not have service in or out of Memphis....and that is Southwest.

-- Posted by Mr."H" on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:45 AM

As I'm reading today's Speak-Out section, I can't help but think how self-centered, arrogant, and uninformed a vast majority of the callers are.

The lights are set to trip when traffic approaches on a side street. The alternative is for the lights to be timed to automatically cycle, so that they are changing constantly at timed intervals which at times will require traffic on the main street to stop even if there is no traffic approaching from the side street. Would you prefer it to work that way?

Not a catastrophe is an ignorant argument. A car crash is exponentially more violent than a gun shot. A .45 bullet, which weighs only ounces as it travels 950 feet per second carries only a tiny FRACTION of the energy of a 2500 pound car traveling at 88 feet per second (60 mph). Personally, I'd rather get hit by a bullet...it does less overall damage to what it hits.

Net increase forgot to add the extra taxes paid by the people in order to allow the government to subsidize the ethanol to make it cheaper for the oil companies to make available at the pump....otherwise it was a valid and good point.

Restroom manners- what was she doing at the time when she failed to move out of your way? Was she in the middle of doing something herself...perhaps washing her own hands? What makes you think you are above anyone else so that they need to get out of YOUR way?

Governors at work- Personally, I don't smoke...but I still don't think the government should ban smoking. I also see a lot of idiots driving around with their phone to their ear, and I don't think cell phone use in cars should be banned. Some of us use our phones responsibly and it is an invaluable tool. The problem comes in when people pay more attention to their call than to their driving, and the same people who allow their phone to snag the majority of their attention are the same ones who fiddle around with the radio, read the morning paper, apply their make-up, or any other activity which distracts them from their driving because they do not view driving as the responsibility that it is. You can ban cell phones, but these drivers won't be paying any more attention to what they are doing behind the wheel than they are now.

-- Posted by dixietrucker on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:04 AM


I'm not a Ron Paul supporter, even though I am in agreement on a vast majority of his political views. The only real difference is a big one though, since I am of the feeling that we ARE in a war, and we MUST WIN that war. Yes, it would have been better if we had kept to ourselves and the war had never started...however, that isn't the reality we face. The alternative to fighting them over there is to fight them here and that just isn't an option. Personally, (and I suppose it could be considered selfish or arrogant) I would rather 600,000 innocent Iraqis are killed by terrorist bombs over 4 or 5 years than for 600,000 innocent Americans to be killed in that same time span by terrorists blowing themselves up fighting their war over here.

Even though I won't be voting for him, I was very disappointed that Fox excluded him from their debate, and I was also a little irked that NBC went to commercials as Leno's interview was getting underway. I think Ron Paul brings A LOT to the GOP debates, and I'm sure the uncut version of the interview will show up on youtube before too long.

It was nice that the two networks had it worked out so that political junkies could watch Ron Paul on Leno, then switch to Letterman to catch Mike Huckabee without missing anything.

-- Posted by dixietrucker on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:22 AM

Bad TV decision:

The government is providing up to 2 $40 coupons per household to offset the cost of going digital... past that, TV is a luxury, complaining because you have to update your 60 year old TV is asinine.

Not a catastrophe:

Gun aren't inherently violent. People's of them sometimes is.

Birth-control advice:

I'll type this as loud as I can so that you can hear me all the way back in the 1950s.

Net increase:

We need more of this in speak out. Keep posting!

Restroom manners:

This would have been a great teaching opportunity for you to call this woman out in front of your child. When people are being rude, it's your duty to call them on it.

Governors at work:

Alexander county is always looking for more tax payers, so if you love Illinois drive to make government invasive into people's private lives, I suggest you move there.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:23 AM

short white bald guy-

corn prices are up, due to the demand for corn caused by ethanol use. Because corn prices are high, farmers planted more acres of corn instead of other crops, which decreases the supply of those other crops thus increasing the price. Corn is also used as feed for cattle, pigs, chickens, and any other farm-raised meat product. When you increase the cost of the corn, you increase the cost of the feed. Increase the cost of the feed, and you increase the cost of the meat.

Yes, oil prices drive up transportation costs, which also raise the price on the shelves. The weather also led to less-than-ideal crop yields, which played a role in the higher prices. Increased wages paid to the people who stock the shelves, load and unload the trucks, etc. due to an increase in the minimum wage also increases the price. So many different variables are factored into the price of everything that people often forget about them and just blame the one they want to blame.

-- Posted by dixietrucker on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:32 AM


The trouble is, the war is already lost because we are fighting an enemy without an army, without an air force, without a navy.. the "war on terror" is just an excuse to take away peoples civil liberties and give inexcusable amounts of tax payer money to companies like Haliburton.

The thought that we have to fight them there so we don't have to fight them here is equally wrong. If the people in charge of policy really thought that, why do we have an undefended border with Mexico? If it's easy for illegal immigrants, why wouldn't these paths into our country also be used by terrorist organizations? We spend billions in Iraq while our back door is left wide open.

Islamofacism is a red herring used by morons like McCain who in his own small petty way is using 9/11 as an excuse to get back at the men who put him in a tiger cage.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:41 AM


You are right there are several factors contributing to the increase in cost of groceries. I was being oversimplistic. However those are the two greatest causes as I see it.

-- Posted by SWBG on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:41 AM


The problem is that the Paxton's (who own WPSD) have done similar hack jobs in the past.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:19 AM


Calling yourself "Fair and Balanced" or "NewsChannel" precludes you from cherry picking like that. It is highly disingenuous to the public.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:21 AM

If a station chooses to broadcast a national broadcast and just omits a certain part of it, that is outright censorship. I know certain local stations have opted not to air entire programs as a protest to controversial content in the past (well certain backwoods local stations anyway) but to just put commercials over the top of an innocent interview because one is blatantly offensive. Or it should be to anyone that cares about freedom of speech and still believes that the media should be unbiased reporters of news, not shapers of public opinion. Like it was before the dark times, before the Empire.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:31 AM

As much as I like to watch Fox News, I would like to see Ron Paul sue for fraud or false advertising like he said he should last night....might set a good precedent that makes other "news" organizations think a little before they cover only one side of an issue as the full truth all the while claiming to be unbiased journalists.

-- Posted by dixietrucker on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:31 AM


I'm not saying that people shouldn't have bias... but they shouldn't so blatantly display it, as Fox News does.

Remember their "conservative" answer to the Daily Show? That's right, no one does.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:43 AM

I am getting more inclined to give Ron Paul a chance. I'm wondering more and more what the stations (government at work?) are trying to HIDE from the public...

-- Posted by OnTheFence on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:59 AM

I am going to go out on alimb and predict that Ron Paul won't be suing for the whole debate thing. Leno was pointing out that 'he should be out there kicking someone's ***' and Ron Paul came back with a (joking) reference to suing Fox over their 'fair and balanced' moniker. Neither will be happening, however much it probably should.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:03 AM

On Ron Paul and Fox/WPSD:

Shame on you, proper etiquette is to offer assistance to those in need.

-- Posted by Lord_love_a_duck! on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:50 AM

Ron Paul already gets more attention than he deserves. His 9/11 theories alone make him unfit for consideration.

Nobody owes him anything and he is not a serious candidate. He would even lose to Joe Biden.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 12:17 PM

Following up on media bias, NBC has admitted Obama bias. Just to be clear, this is as bad as Fox News' debate exclusion.


-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 12:28 PM


Ron Paul has no 9/11 theories other than saying that our interference in Middle Eastern countries contributed to the general anti-Americanism in that part of the world. Hard to argue with that.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 12:29 PM

The Paulistas are certainly pushing the theory that 9/11 was an inside job. I wrongly believed that Dr. Paul endorsed that position as he has done nothing to distance himself from it.

Conceding that Ron Paul is not endorsing the theory advanced by many of his supporters, he still does not reach the level of even a fringe candidate.

Blaming the Unites States instead of the perpetrators is indefensible.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 12:54 PM

Some Ron Paul supporters do indeed hold the contention that 9/11 was an inside job. Ron Paul has stated in the past on several occasions that he does NOT agree with that but that our meddling in MiddleEastern countries for at least the past 50 years (well over 100 if you factor in Britain as well) has contributed to 'their' hatred of American and the West in general.

If you have even a sliver of historical knowledge of the area, there is no arguing against that point. It is not apologetic, it is not 'conceding to the enemy' it is plain fact.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 1:08 PM


your right!I would add that the Britts did more to mess things up then did we.They split tribes and boundaries which started

thier hate toward the west.Ron Paul is indeed a "true" Republican and has my vote.

I just hope he gets more then 12 percent of the popular vote because I believe this would make a huge statement politicly,as I have stated here before.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 1:42 PM

Liberals love Ron Paul and the Paulistas. Look no further than Jay Leno...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 1:50 PM

Hmmm. The Speak Out section sucks eggs again, as usual. Same ole inane diatribes. But the NYT op-ed, "Weather forcast", by John Tierney sure gave me some grins.

I'll bet the op-ed already has the usual suspect campus commie crowds' panties in a knot,if not soiled, especially the SEMO CPI (formally SEMO CP&J leftists)toads. No doubt, they're feverishly slobbering all over their keyboards attempting to counter the op-ed with their usual and, therefore, expected collective propaganda drivel, to ambush inocent readers ASAP. And, of course, this paper will bow down and accommodate them.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 1:56 PM

Careful Herr Hauptmann, someone might think you're one of those wackos that actually picked up a geology book and read it, only to discover that in the Earth's 4.4 billion year existense, it has gone through a constant cycle of warming and cooling long before man's appearance on earth. That would negate Algore's theory that "global warming" is all man's fault and get his Nobel Peace Prize and Oscar taken away, thereby giving Hillary something to really cry about on national TV. Just don't bring up the fact that our sun is just a star, and will eventually burn out (as all stars eventually do) ending all life on earth. Wish I could be a fly on the wall in the future to hear how Algore MMMCXL blames the sun's demise on mankind.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 3:21 PM

After watching this mess, I'm voting for Hillary. And one of the reasons is because she is female and that brings a different attitude. Hey - I said ONE of the reasons, but I think it is an important reason. I'm tired of what I've seen the "boys" do and I'm not impressed. Maybe she won't do any better, but she can hardly do worse (especially than we have now).

-- Posted by Katie on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 3:51 PM


Wow...you trying to depress us! LOL

Restroom manners, Got to agree with msmanners on this one...a kind excuse me has usually does the trick. But if that fails you can always use your gun (since most around these here parts seem to carry). ;)

-- Posted by coke zero on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 3:53 PM

P.S. I wasn't impressed with Reagan - way, way overblown. Seemed to be a nice man though.

-- Posted by Katie on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 3:54 PM

P.S. I wasn't impressed with Tyler or Polk. Probably cool dudes though.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 3:58 PM

I agree with you lib - and they were all guys - connection...?

-- Posted by Katie on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:10 PM

Katie, Better be careful...us girl folks are out numbered in this forum. LOL

-- Posted by coke zero on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:12 PM

Lib, now that we're on the some wave, I was wondering if your name comes from the Womens Lib Movement? From what you've said, I can kinda see that. Anyway, who would you like to see as Hillary's running mate?

-- Posted by Katie on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:16 PM


No connection. Presidents should do what's right for the country and it's citizens regardless of gender. As far as Hillary-she's running for one reason and one reason only, the same reason men run - POWER. If you think Hillary (or any of the candidates) gives a rat's butt about you or anyone else besides herself (themselves), you are delusional.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:18 PM

Katie, Edwards President, Hillary Vice President

-- Posted by coke zero on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:19 PM

I understand melange, but if they can't stand the heat, they need to get out of our kitchen. I really am getting tired of the "guys" telling us what's best and that we can't handle it and what if it's that time of the month..blah, blah, blah. Get the heck out of my way if it's that time of the month and get the heck out of the way every other day as well.

-- Posted by Katie on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:21 PM

I am. I am delusional. I know the POWER is an attraction; I fully recognize that, but like you said what's the difference? But in Hillary's case, I don't believe that's the whole story. I still believe Hillary wants to do good things for the country. And that little emotional moment yesterday was fine with me. I don't believe it was an act or just for show as some tried to make it. I care that she has a passion - I've been there. Doesn't mean she is weak, or will back down. For me, it's always been - regroup and you'd better watch out now, because I'm ready and I will take you on!

-- Posted by Katie on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:31 PM

You know what I think is interesting...the candidates wives. Both Obama and Edwards have strong, powerful, knowledable wives. I'd like to see one of them as Hillary's vice-president. That's my ticket!

-- Posted by Katie on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:36 PM


No the name doesn't come from the Women's Lib Movement, I actually came up with it in a fit of sarcasm. Also, I get the impression that you have my gender pegged wrong, but that's OK. But just for point of clarification, I do believe in women's rights and would have no problem with a woman president, just not the manipulative, underhanded, socialist Hillary. (Just my personal opinion). Therefore I don't much care who her running mate may be. Find a woman to run who believes in the constitution as written, doesn't believe the government is the answer to all of societies problems, and will govern as such, and she'll get my vote.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:38 PM

-- Posted by BlahBlahBlag on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:46 PM

If you live in Jackson and have or have had kids in that district you know how it works. It's the good ole boy system. Personally I am just so glad to get McClard out of there they could have put the janitor in charge and would have been an improvement

-- Posted by olebluehair on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 4:56 PM

Wow olebluehair, sounds like you had some kids at JHS that spent more time in the principal's office than in class.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 5:05 PM

off topic and appologies in advance...

Just read that St Charles is trying to get a bill passed that would ban the following;

1. Swearing in bars

2. Table dances

3. Drinking contests

4. Profane music

And all of you that approved of a smoking ban or cell phone ban take notice. Once those 'hot button' topics are banned guess what's next??

Just my humble opinion.

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 5:20 PM

Bad TV decision... Most people are poor because they choose to be. If you're poor, you don't need a television, you need school books. Start reading to educate yourself or going to work. God!

-- Posted by TheotherGuyfromCapeGirardeau on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 5:24 PM

Hey Lib,

Sounds like you are having a good day. lol

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 5:24 PM


Guess what's next?

My guess is: No drinking in bars, and no eating in restuarants.

How did I score?

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 5:25 PM


Wow, pretty harsh there. Don't think the widow on SS or her husband's pension chooses to be poor. Not many willing to hire a 85 year old woman so she can better her finances.

Now that 20 something person enjoying welfare, yes, they should get a job.

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 5:26 PM

Birth control and sex opponent --

If God hadn't intended people to have sex, He wouldn't have given them such a strong drive to have it. He gave us the brains to handle it wisely and discreetly, avoiding hurting others and preventing unwanted pregnancies. But I never heard Him say not to have it unless I was married. That's a notion that was conjured by men of the Church. And by the way, if used properly, most birth control devices work remarkably well. We're so afraid to talk about sex, that few people are taught how to actually use birth control, and it's that improper usage that causes failures in effectiveness.

-- Posted by grisgris on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 5:37 PM


Not far off. They have already restricted the type of oil my fried chicken can be made in. I can see them banning all "unhealthy" food from being served in restuarants.

Can see them banning drinking in bars because someone that wants to be able to go to a particular bar is offended by the smell of people that drink.

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 5:39 PM

Pupslover, read my post again. I said, "most". Seacrest, OUT!

-- Posted by TheotherGuyfromCapeGirardeau on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 6:42 PM


Fair enough, I appologize. I did miss the "most" part.

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 6:44 PM

Morality that's the word ! if people would just practice it, all things would be better in this world!

-- Posted by monk on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 7:57 PM

theotherguy, you are a cold heartless person! Those poor folks are ENTITLED to watching TV!

Every American has a RIGHT to free health care and cable tv.

-- Posted by workin' them angels on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:21 PM

Dang right Angels

I went to the Dr. today and was forced to pay $20 co-pay. I should be entitled to free healthcare. Nowhere in the constitution does it say that I should have to take any responsibility for my own healthcare. That's the governments job. I should be entitled to use my $20 for cigarettes and booze. How can I watch cable TV to get informed about which socialist to vote for without cigs and hooch?

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 8:57 PM

OMG! You had to pay a $20 co-pay! That is ridiculous. Just sign up for Medicaid and BAM! No more co-pays! Free prescription drugs and you will be set.

You can then spend your money on important things like cable TV, high speed internet access, cigs and booze. The hell with that health insurance crap. Every American deserves these things.

-- Posted by workin' them angels on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:00 PM


Unfortunately I don't qualify for Medicaid. I did a stupid thing and went to school and got an education and then did something even more stupid...... I went out and got a job. If only I'd have known back then that the majority of American voters of today wish to put socialists in office, I wouldn't have wasted my time on school and work.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:14 PM


Appreciate your guarded, albeit learned advice. Say, speaking of Algore(ing), and considering that he's a rather lard-endowed socialist, does he not remind you of a certain Feldmarschall der Luftwaffe of WWII fame? Hint, hint.

I recall that when we had staff meetings at USAFE HQ in Germany, we sat at the conference table that belonged to Hermann Goring. And his huge chair was in the corner of the conference room. Therefore, considering the similatities between Gore(ing) and Goring (!), I wonder if Algore could even fit in said chair without breaking it!!! Semper der Hund!

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:16 PM

No librule, you were just lucky. You didn't work hard and make the correct decisions in life, you just got lucky. You were then fortunate enough to find a job (probably nepotism).

I'll bet you are really wealthy. Probably make a six figure salary at the expense of some folks on welfare. After all, this is a zero sum game.

-- Posted by workin' them angels on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:44 PM

The answer is in the blue tubs...

-- Posted by insider63785 on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:44 PM

Well Angel

Dick Gephardt did once say that I won life's lottery. But don't worry too much, as our next socialist president along with Speaker of the House Commrade Pelosi will take what I thought I earned and redistribute it to the righteous poor that I've been screwing all these years.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 9:51 PM

Looks like you've seen the New Hampshire Primary results.

-- Posted by DickCheney on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:10 PM

Amen Swan Baby

Can't wait to quit my job and get down to the welfare office for my cradle to grave entitlements from our socialist rulers. Self responsibility and hard work sucks!!!!

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:26 PM


I take it you are still working on your New Year's resolution????? lol

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:37 PM

I'm guessing yes lol

-- Posted by allen6177 on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:40 PM

I can't wait until a Democrat takes away my right to own a handgun.

Looks like the Ron Paulistas are going to be crying in their isolationist Koolaid this evening.

-- Posted by workin' them angels on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:45 PM

To hell with the New Year's Resolution. I can smoke my brains out now cause I'm gettin' free healthcare real soon. I'm entitled.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:52 PM

I am so happy that a Republican has been President for the last 7 years. Roe v Wade has been overturned, the Federal Government has gotten smaller, my taxes have gotten lowered, Social Security has been fixed, and the boarder with Mexico has been made secure.

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:54 PM

Was watching FOX and Dick Morris had to suck in his soup. Said last night Hillary was going to get "creamed" and giggled. Now he said oops. Shawn wasn't nearly as gleeful as last night either.

Maybe the know-it-alls need to wait to see what the voters want and not try to direct where this election goes.

-- Posted by DickCheney on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:56 PM

Pups - don't forget the good will for the US that's been expanded all over the world. And the way the US has stopped the terrorists. And how we've increased the proffits of some of our major companies by providing a war in Iraq.

-- Posted by DickCheney on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:02 PM

Especially one that is dear to my heart

-- Posted by DickCheney on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:04 PM

Hillary and her calculated, manipulative, fake tears almost made me retch. There's actually people out there that believe she was sincere. Unbelievable!

-- Posted by librule on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 6:03 AM

Looks like a lot of people believed it! I will have to say...I didn't see any tears; just heard emotion in her voice. Hillary is not an actor; Reagan was the actor. Bush cried - Reagan cried...was that fake?

-- Posted by DickCheney on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:17 PM


-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:20 PM

librule - have you been pleased with what the Republicans have done in the past 7 years?

-- Posted by DickCheney on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:30 PM


-- Posted by trekker on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:33 PM


Apparently the the "Little Green Rumor Fairy" has mistakenly informed you that I'm a Republican supporter.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:37 PM

Librule, I wasn't assuming anything, but just trying to get a feel for where you are on the upcoming election. I wondered if you support anyone or anything or was just killing time?

-- Posted by DickCheney on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:43 PM

Haven't yet decided whom I will support, but am 100% sure it won't be any of the socialist candidates.

As far as issues, I support individual responsibility, freedom, the constitution as written, hard work, EARNING a living, government staying out of 100% of my personal business, a free market system, and I could go on, but hopefully you are astute enough to figure out from here where I stand on what I believe the role of government and our politicians should be (or not be).

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 11:58 PM


-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 12:15 AM

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